David and Debra Curler are eager to please customers who visit Your CBD Store of New Tampa in the Pebble Creek Collection. (Photos by John C. Cotey)

Battling with anxiety and not quite sure what to do while driving up Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd., Alex Colley was looking for a sign.

Little did he know that sign would quite literally be the one that David Curler, the co-owner of Your CBD Store of New Tampa, was twirling on the side of BBD.

“David was out there spinning the sign, and it said ‘Free CBD Samples, Come On In,’” Alex says. “I had seen him out there before and didn’t think anything, but I’ve had anxiety for a long time, and I literally was driving by as I was having a panic attack. And I was like, ‘I guess that’s my sign, right? Like, literally, there’s my sign to go in.’”

Alex went in and David gave him a sample that immediately calmed him down, and Alex has been a regular now for four months. “David is my CBD doctor,” he says, chuckling.

David is quick to point out, however, that he is not a doctor. He and his wife Debra are just owners of the Your CBD Store of New Tampa, located in the Pebble Creek Collection, and are true believers in the power of CBD and its healing properties.

Pick a malady, and Debra can point you towards the right remedy, with David ready to answer any questions about your choices.

Having trouble sleeping? They’ve got you.

Anxiety? Depressed? In a lot of pain? Just need to relax? They have answers.

Looking for relief from the effects of PTSD? Cancer? Arthritis? There’s a multitude of CBD products to help with any of those ailments.

“We love helping people,” Debra says. “It’s why we started doing this in the first place.”

They also are true believers because they use some of the products they sell themselves. Debra had a knee replaced and finds that her store’s SunMed CBD-infused creams bring her relief, while David finds his issues with sleeping washed away with a nighttime gummy.

“I like that they use the products and can tell you from first-hand experience what they do,” Alex said. “It’s not like deciding what to order at a steakhouse and finding out your waiter is a vegetarian.”

Debra says new customers like Alex and the friends he has recommended to the Curlers are coming through their doors every day. While they have their regulars, on a recent Sunday, Debra says that every customer who stopped by was a new one. 

While the effects are not guaranteed because everyone is different, Debra says many customers rave about the effects.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that grow on cannabis, of which both hemp and marijuana are varieties. Like “weed,” CBD originates from hemp, but contains less than 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the ingredient that causes the “high,” while marijuana has much higher levels of THC. 

Most of the CBD products at Your CBD Store of New Tampa are offered as “full spectrum,” which are generally stronger but still contain no more than the legal limit of 0.3% THC, and “broad spectrum,” which have no THC at all. 

The Delta Experience

The recent explosion of Delta 8 and Delta 9 products has pushed the limits of the THC content in CBD products, making it more important than ever that consumers know they are legitimate. Your CBD Store only sells SunMed products that the company says are vigorously tested. In fact, a QR code on the products can be scanned for the complete independent lab reports for each SunMed product.

The Curlers say SunMed’s Above and Beyond Delta-8 and Delta-9 products (above) are the hottest sellers at Your CBD Store of New Tampa.

SunMed grows its hemp in Oregon and Colorado, and processes it in nearby Palmetto, FL. 

SunMed has recently launched Above and Beyond lines, which have higher levels of THC — but still remain below the legal limit — and are the best sellers for Debra and David.

“These will be gone by the end of the weekend,” Debra says, pointing to a shelf filled with SunMed’s Above and Beyond products, 

The new product called Above blends Delta-8 with other cannabinoids, which SunMed says delivers a high that is described as “gentle body feels,” as opposed to a psychoactive high.

Meanwhile, Beyond products contain Delta-9 (and 400-percent more cannabinoids than your usual full-spectrum), and come in calming (indica) and uplifting (sativa) versions.

There also is a hybrid version that blends the two together.

David also raves about his Your CBD Store’s CBG products. 

They aren’t new, but he has a special appreciation for their effectiveness, especially the full- and broad-spectrum neuro-water soluble and the CBG Citrus, which helps with inflammation.

Great For Relief

Jack Martin used to go to the CBD store near his Land O’Lakes home before it shut down. He says he is thankful he found Dave and Debra’s location, because they have been a godsend.

Once every three weeks, he places an order for CBD and CBG products for his 80-year-old mother. The CBD helps with her sore joints and arthritis, while the CBG, which can be more effective treating muscle soreness, is for the neuropathy in her feet.

“As long as mom’s taking it, it’s like someone flipped a switch,” Jack says. “Just being pain-free and being out of the misery of having the feeling of burning feet all the time, it’s been a wonder.”

Jack may not use the Above and Beyond products at Your CBD Store, but he does appreciate the above-and-beyond service provided by David, who delivers Jack’s order free of charge.

“On a scale of 1-10, they are a 15,” he says. “And, you have to be careful where you buy this stuff these days. Everyone is selling it, but I trust the product at David’s store.”

While CBD products continue to be debated, they also are becoming more commonplace and accepted. As a result, SunMed continues to produce highly-tested, top-quality products.

“There’s something here for everyone,” Debra says. “We can help you find what you need.”

Like most CBD-related products, they come in various forms — like gummies, water soluble and tinctures, as well as vapes and pre-rolls (primarily for the Above and Beyond line) for those who prefer the smoking effect.

Other products include:

 Immune+, a tincture blend that contains CBGA, the “grand daddy” of cannabinoids, and CBDA. Both are acids which are converted to CBG and CBD, and Immune+ combines them with cinnamon, clove, blue gum eucalyptus and lemon essential oils and then adds Vitamins A and D3 to give your immune system a boost.

TRIM is SunMed’s first foray into the weight loss product market. TRIM features THC-V, which blocks your appetite-stimulating CB1 receptor (THC-D9, by contrast, causes appetite stimulation). David says he lost 21 pounds using TRIM, although he confesses to gaining a few back. He says weight loss while using TRIM will vary with each customer.

Full spectrum, hemp-infused full-spectrum SunMed seltzers, which come in indica (called Just Chillin’) and Delta-8 (aka Island Time). David says a doctor from nearby AdventHealth stops by for a case of seltzer every month and shares them with his patients.

There also are topical creams and sprays and Debra says the broad spectrum cream and the topical spray, both produce outstanding results. Or, try another one of the newer items, the broad spectrum-infused massage oil.

For your doggies, Your CBD Store offers Chillin’ Out (for relaxation) and Movin’ Easy (for mobility and aches and pains for senior dogs) broad-spectrum hemp chews.

Your CBD Store New Tampa is located at 19651 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite B-1. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. 

For more information, call (813) 994-0599 or visit CBDRX4U.com/find-us/florida/new-tampa.

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